Ziad Mortaja joined HP on April 2009 as Managing Director for its business in Saudi Arabia. In his role, Ziad leads HP’s business endeavors in Saudi Arabia and works closely with Government Officials and Business Leaders to provide Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions that enhances the services provided to citizens and customers and provide better business outcomes. Ziad enjoys 27 years of rich experience in the field of ICT in both technical and business management in the fields of applications and systems integration, networking and telecommunications and ICT services. Ziad held several managerial positions in the Arabian Gulf and Australia. He began his career in 1986 as a Senior Research Development Engineer at Kuwait University. He moved to Australia in 1991 and was appointed as the Technical Support Manager for Australia's UB Networks. In 1996, he came to Saudi Arabia as the Customer Services Manager and Networking Sales Manager at International Turnkey Systems (ITS). Before joining HP, Ziad spent around 10 years in Cisco Systems where the latest he was the Director and Regional General Manager for North Africa and the Levant regions leading the business in 10 countries. Before that he was the Sales Director for Cisco Systems Saudi Arabia. Ziad played an instrumental role in Cisco's success in Saudi Arabia and North Africa Levant. As the head of HP Saudi Arabia, Ziad is looking to establish HP Saudi as the best ICT Company for Saudi making HP products, services and solutions participate in the social and economic development of the Kingdom and attracting more investments from HP Corporate into Saudi Arabia. Under his leadership, HP Saudi Arabia created tens of employment opportunities for young Saudi nationals, males and females, and established the first HP Institute in the middle east to offer comprehensive ICT training through Universities. Ziad holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from Kuwait University. He was also awarded several certifications in Leadership, Management, Finance and Business from internationally recognized centers.